Saturday, May 30, 2009

TODAY'S FLOWERS

My selection this week was taken in the Ho'omaluhia Botanical Gardens on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Its name means to "make a place of peace and tranquility." You will most definitely find both here. TODAY’S FLOWER’S is a wonderful meme created by Luiz Santilli Jr. and is managed by Luiz, Denise B. Castro, Laerte Pupo and me. You can find great flowers and also share your own by clicking on the button below. The link opens every Sunday.

I didn't take any flower photos this week so I once again went into my archives and chose a few from our vacation last Christmas. If you ever find yourself on Oahu take a drive up to these gardens. It has an incredible selection of the most magnificent fauna and the scenery is breathtaking. There are 400 acres to explore and you will find tropical plants from all over the world.
It was misty and it rained off and on when we were there but it only added to its beauty.





43 comments:

  1. Incredible photographs. If we get to Oahu we'll have to check it out.

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  2. WOW... after visiting your page I am closing down for the night. THIS was a wonderful way to end my busy day. YOUR photos are breath taking.

    Stop by my garden sometime!

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  3. GREAT photos of Kaneohe (site of Ho`omaluhia gdns). You really capture everything - I want to srive there NOW (over the Pali).
    Aloha from Oahu, my friend

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  4. Wow Denise. You just keep getting better and I don't know how that is possible. These pictures are beyond stunning.

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  5. I've never been there. It's another place for me to check out, Denise. Thank you. That first photo is of an African tulip, I believe.

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  6. So magestic those big, lush tropical plants. Lovely photos too.

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  7. Yogi, thank you and when you get to Oahu another place you will enjoy is the Byodo Temple.

    Bren, thank you too, I enjoyed coming to your garden, just beautiful!

    Cloudia, there were so many incredible things to capture, so much as you well know. Aloha my friend.

    Tricia, you are so kind.

    Kay, you will love it. Thank you for identifying the African tulip. I have wondered about that tree. How is your foot?

    Diane, thank you.

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  8. Lovely.. I'm sure nature loved the rain and mist :)

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  9. What exotic beauties! I don't know that I'll ever get to visit Hawaii; thanks for the glimpse of paradise.

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  10. Wonderful flowers, all of them Denice! I only wish I could enlarge the first!

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  11. Lovely shots

    My entry this week: in HERE. I hope that you can stop by as well. Thanks

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  12. Denise your photos display a lush garden most certain to create a place of peace and tranquility.Enjoy your day filled with TF!

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  13. Denise, this is a wonderful collection of plants and that glorious misty view. I love the Bird of Paradise plant it is so different from the variety growing in the Singapore Botanical Gardens.

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  14. I have been to this place and would also recommend it. You have a wonderful collection of tropical pictures with this post.

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  15. Denise

    Beautiful post very different and interesting!
    Wonderful plants!

    Luiz

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  16. stunning photos Denise, I love your header photo also.

    Gill

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  17. The gardens are beautiful - I would love to see them one day. Gorgeous plants!

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  18. Yes, I agree, the rain and mist made it much more beautiful

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  19. Beatuiful post Denise!
    Lovely series of plants and flowers!
    Léia

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  20. Beautiful shots! I'd love to take the camera to Hawaii someday!

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  21. Fantastic photos. I haven´t see anything like this before.
    Thanks for sharing

    Gunilla in Sweden

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  22. Denise: What tropical beauty you have captured.

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  23. Beautiful photos of beautiful creations.

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  24. I find peace and serenity every time I visit a garden. This series is just so incredible, especially the greenery. I could hear the birds chirping.

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  25. Napaboaniya, the certainly did.

    Pat, thank you. I am happy you enjoyed them.

    Valkrien, it's a little odd that I can't enlarge that first photo. I have noticed sometimes this happens on the blog and I am not sure why. Just one of those cyber gliches I guess.

    Juliana, thank you and I will be stopping by.

    Naturegirl, thank you and you too.

    Arija, there are so many beautiful plants in this world aren't there?

    Digital Flower Pictures, it makes me happy to know that you have been there.

    Luiz, thank you so much my friend.

    Gill, thank you and I'm glad you liked my new header. Now I know how easy it is to put one on there, I will change them occasionally.

    April, I hope you get to visit the area. You will love it.

    Patty, that rain and mist was just magical.

    Léia, thank you so much.

    Kendris, you will have a fantastic time. I want to take my camera again one day.

    Gunilla, you are very welcome. There are so many flowers in this world that I have not seen before. It is exciting to discover a new one to me.

    Fishing Guy, thank you.

    Jabblog, thank you too.

    Ebie, isn't that the truth. I find visiting our local gardens and nurseries so relaxing and peaceful.

    I hope I thanked you all but just in case I missed anyone out, thank you all so much for leaving your comments.

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  26. Beautiful, rainy days in the tropics. Lovely, interesting photos.

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  27. Hi Denise,
    These are gorgeous!
    I really love the wet leaves as much as the flowers.

    My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

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  28. beautiful exotic flowers and i love the green plants and the beautiful view in that botanical garden.

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  29. I love the botanical view, mountain view and the beautiful flowers around. great post for this monday.

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  30. what a stunning botanical garden with exotic flowers around the garden. i love the green leaves so healthy and shiny.

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  31. Stunning shots. Love the upside down vine. That is so cool looking. Hope you have a wonderful week.

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  32. Those are all wonderful shots. Looks like a fantastic vacation.

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  33. Very nice. I love Hawaii's lush vegetation and unique flowers. Great series of shots.

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  34. Titania, thank you.

    Carletta, welcome home, I look forward to viewing your flowers at the first opportunity.

    Tulip, thank you also.

    Mimi, appreciate your visit.

    Minie, it was an incredible place to visit.

    Kathy, thank you, you have a great weekend also.

    Carver thank you, it was.

    2sweetnsaxy, thank you and me too.

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  35. Hawaii .. no wonder all those look very familiar. Feels like at home!

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  36. Truly tropical---with the mist and all. MB

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  37. Magic Eye, thank you.

    Blossom, you are very lucky if you have these gorgeous plants at home.

    Day4Plus, it is isn't it?

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  38. Current or not these are amazing shots, the one with the mist looks like it should be on a wall!!

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  39. A very nice post to give us joy. I like very much the Bird of Paradise, it's a beautiful flower.
    Thanks for your visit, Denise, you're always welcome.

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  40. This place doesn't only look tranquil, it looks quite enchanted, really :)

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